Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Love The Skin You're In! Accountability Group Starting February 20th

Love Thy Self - Accountability Group Starting February 20th

Let me ask you....Have you ever found yourself looking in the mirror and wondering who the hell is this person starring back at you? Like where did you go?? Where did the fun loving, confident woman disappear too?? This tired, depressed, out of sorts person - could this really be YOU!?

Well that was me - almost 3 years ago. How did I let myself go? Where did those 80 + pounds come from? These dark circles, when did they appear? This self loathing, when did that start? This hiding and lack of confidence, this I will beat you to the punch and make fun of my fat before you do....when did this happen?

Oh yes, I remember. That was after my son was born, where i thought I could live off of boxes soft baked chocolate chip cookies. What the heck is the point of veggies anyway? When I found myself as a single mom, working full time, carrying all the bills and responsibilities. So many sleepless nights and sacrifices because after all its not about you anymore right!? When you have kids you basically give up ownership to any personal time at all. Can I get an AMEN?

It is truly time to stop the negative self talk, to find the time to make yourself a priority and place emphasis on your health and fitness because that is how you boost confidence, your energy and your overall mood. 

I have heard from so many moms "Once you have kids, you no longer put yourself first" "My body has been stretched and pulled, there is no way I'm getting any shape back, except for a pumpkin shape" "I have too much going on, I cannot possibly fit one more thing on my plate" "I have no support system"

Truth? Stop it. These are crutches you use to keep you stuck in the same place, to continue to give fear a voice in your head. You have spent so much time listening to the negative voices in your head, you have spent so much time convincing yourself that you can't do something, you are not allowing yourself the amazing opportunity to TRY AND CHANGE!

Believe me - i have been there, done that, and fight everyday not to go back. Have there been slips? Hell yes. Did i quit? HELL NO! Did i have to change course, refocus, and start again? Yes! The beauty of it - the amazing thing about journey's - it's YOUR journey, and you can twist and turn until you get to your goal!

Almost 3 years ago, I was fighting to start my health and fitness journey, fighting to start my virtual health & fitness coaching business, coming to terms with I was working full time in a job i didnt like, and trying to fight the demons in my head that kept telling me i wasnt worth anything. I would cry almost daily, look at my clothes that didnt fit, get upset and depressed and eat some more cookies, looking for someone else to show me my worth. It was a vicious cycle.

I had NO clothes, no self confidence, I was exhausted and I needed something NOW! I didn’t love my skin, I didn’t feel good, I didnt have a support system - quite the opposite, I had an abusive marriage that was failing. I had to make a change. I was introduced to clean eating, Beachbody’s fitness programs, and Shakeology for the first time through a friend on Facebook. I joined a support and accountability group because I had no idea how to change. I didn’t have the money to go to the gym, to get a trainer, a nutritionist and pay for childcare. But I did have a living room that I could work out in before my son woke up, a DVD player to play the workouts on and the 100% drive and determination to change.

Over the course of the next year I focused on “ME” for at least 30-45 each day. I would get up earlier than everyone, crawl into the living room for my workout session. I sweated, I cried, I cursed, I thought I would never change. I knew i was going to fail. However right before my eyes my body started to change. I feel in love with clean eating and drank Shakeology every single day. My skin began to glow, my hair and nails got stronger, and I had more natural energy! I started to have more confidence, i started wanting to take pictures of myself, and checking myself out in the mirror.

What the heck happend? I was the girl who NEVER EVER stuck to a fitness program in my life. I would make a resolution, things got hard, and i would say - ahhh forget it. I would be stuck paying a membership for the gym I swore was going to change my life. I realized the common things I had done so many times over and over, that i strongly believe helped in my demise was 1. I had never changed my diet before. 2. I believed when the foods read low fat and fat free - that was the best thing for me. 3. I NEVER told anyone what i was doing, therefore had no accountability. If i didnt show up - no one was the wiser. 4. I had no idea what i was doing. 5. I didnt believe in myself. 6. I didnt work on fighting the demons in my head. So joining an accountability group, having a coach that provided 1:1 support, working on my personal development, helping others, having meal plans -- this was totally new for me. But, I liked it! I liked who I was transforming into.

I can say that because of my coach, the support of the challenge group and the other women in the group, for all the love and support i received even when I fell "off the wagon"  I truly have found a way to love the skin that I am in! I have earned the stretch marks, I have earned the saggy skin, and the little imperfections. I have earned the ability to love myself and help other momma's love themselves too!!!  They are a part of who I am. 

 Does this speak to you??? Are you yearning to make a change, and have that support to do so??? Then maybe its time for you to trust me and finally take that leap of faith and join my next challenge group starting on February 20th!

I am launching a specific accountability and support group that is targeted towards matching you up and with a fitness program and nutrition guide to meet your needs.I will help walk you through the process of changing your unhealthy habits, creating a more positive mindset, embracing your imperfections and tossing the word diet into the garbage. We are not dieting, we are creating a healthy lifestyle.

I keep fighting to be healthy for him
Now down to the Nitty Gritty

When does the group start? 
~Monday, February 20, 2017. There will be a week of planning and preparation. The workouts start the following Monday. The group is a 37 day program with the opportunity to continue on for Part 2 2 and Part 3.

What Do I Need For This Group?

~Each participant is required to have me as their coach. You can create an account here. 
~You are required to do a Beachbody fitness program. I will help you to pick the one that best fits your needs. When you fill out the application below. I will contact you and we will go over your needs, your current struggles and then decide the program for you.
~You are required to replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology for the duration of the 5 weeks. I am teaching you how to change your eating habits and I will be giving you the tools to make this a lifestyle change. We are all busy, and we want to have at least 1 meal each day that is quick and easy and isn’t lacking in your nutritional quality. It is my go to meal because honestly there are days that I am so busy that I don’t have time to make a balanced meal!!! And bonus it tastes amazing!!!
~You are required to log into our closed My Challenge Tracker App daily. This is where I am going to share tips, recipes, meal plans, tips to handle eating out, and emotional eating plus improving your body image. We will take your journey one day at a time! I have been through the process. I know when you will want to give up, I know the feelings you will have when you hit a plateau and what situations tend to trigger harsh feelings. There is no more trying to navigate this change on your own. We are in this together.
~My goal is to get you a program that you are excited about, one that you will start and complete. Its not going to do you any good if it just sits on the shelf! 

Does this sound like something you would like to do?

If so, take the time to complete the application below. I will contact you within 24 hours to discuss whether this would be a good fit for us both! I am accepting a small group of clients for this group. I am looking for motivated women who are really ready to make a change.

We all know there will never be a perfect time. If you keep waiting, change will never happen. SO this is your personal invitation - The right time is now! 

I will NOT allow you to go through this alone!!! I am going to support you, I will guide you, and I will share y experiences with you to help you to truly make a change. To help you live a more positive life and embrace who you are from the inside out! 

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